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Janice comes to the Humanitarian Centre after working as a policy researcher, with a focus on evaluation and performance management as well as health policy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in archaeology and anthropology from the University of Cambridge and a master’s degree in social anthropology from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She has carried out independent fieldwork in rural eastern Uganda, exploring elderly people’s support networks in cases of ill health. Prior to moving to the UK, she worked for a Danish consultancy that applies anthropological theory and methods to user-driven innovation projects for a range of clients across sectors. Janice is a Danish national, and spent her formative years in Botswana and Tanzania.
Anne’s professional background is in community health education, support and wellness. Prior to joining the Humanitarian Centre, she was the Volunteer Services Manager at a San Francisco-based nonprofit organisation, Shanti, which provides support and wellness services for people living with life-threatening illnesses. Before her work at Shanti, she served for two years as a Community Health Educator in the United States Peace Corps, on the agricultural coast of Berbice and the remote village of Wakapoa, She received her master’s degree from the University of Cambridge, where she studied Social Anthropology and International Development. She also studied anthropology as an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley.
Steve Jones is a Founding Trustee and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Humanitarian Centre. He is an international development consultant with over 30 years’ experience in UK/Europe, Asia, Africa, the CIS, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. He is a partner in a small Cambridge-based consultancy firm – Meta-Development LLP- and specialises in: leading design and evaluation missions for social protection, livelihoods, health and education and climate change and post-disaster reconstruction programmes; management consulting and organisational development; facilitation of strategic workshops and international conferences, process facilitation, and training on programme cycle management, including logical framework analysis. His clients include DFID, World Bank, European Union, NGOs and private sector firms.
Alison Walsham, a Trustee, has been involved with the Humanitarian Centre since its inception. After working for three years in the engineering industry, she spent three years in East Africa doing voluntary work. Following a career break, bringing up four children and doing some community work, she spent 22 years as a Careers Adviser at Cambridge University. Initially working on the life science sectors, her main focus became not-for-profit employment, international development and environment. She has visited a wide range of developing countries exploring employers, programmes and projects, gaining insights into the working lives of those in the field.
Shelley Gregory-Jones has spent most of her career in the not for profit and education sectors in the UK. Before joining the Sixteen as Development Director, she held a similar role at the PHG Foundation which brings together public health and genomics. Her previous experience also includes several years as the CEO of CamSight – the local charity for visually impaired people living in Cambridge, and Strategy Director of London-based environmental charity Global Action Plan. She has an MBA from the Judge Business School and a degree in Philosophy from Girton College, Cambridge.
Richard has worked in international development for more than 35 years, focusing especially on water management in sub-Saharan Africa. He joined Cranfield University at Silsoe in 1981 after several years working for consulting companies in UK and overseas. He established Cranfield’s MSc course in Community Water and Sanitation in 1981, and was appointed Professor of International Water Development at Cranfield University in 2002. After leaving the university Richard acted as Head of Technical Support at WaterAid from 2009 to 2012. In 2012 he returned to full-time consulting as Director of his own company (www.richard-carter.org ). He has published widely and undertakes frequent consultancy assignments in Africa and Asia.
Amy has held a number of senior sales, marketing and business development roles at some of the mobile industry’s leading companies, working with both start-ups and multinationals. She was a co-founder and marketing director of STNC Ltd., Light Blue Optics and others. Amy set up the Cambridge University i-Teams programme which she has run since inception in 2006, and is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Anglia Ruskin University. She is a Director of Audio Analytic , a Trustee of Birthlight and The Villiers Park Educational Trust, as well as a primary school governor. She is also a founder of The Breech Babies Club and the Breech Birth UK Facebook support group.
After graduating, Andrew worked with the University of Cambridge Office for Community Affairs and co-founded the Humanitarian Centre. He worked for more than three years with disaster relief organisation RedR UK, including working at their office in Nairobi, and became a trustee of the charity in 2011. Andrew is a director of the Appropedia Foundation which runs the Appropedia website – a sustainability wiki. He was the technical editor of the world’s first UNESCO Engineering Report and was a Visiting Lecturer for EngineeringUK. Andrew became the first staff Chief Executive of EWB-UK in December 2008 after winning a World of Difference grant from the Vodafone Foundation.
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